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HEBREW: 812 lkva 'Eshkol
NAVE: Eshcol
EBD: Eshcol
Eserebias | Esh-ban | Eshan | Eshbaal | Eshban | Eshcol | Eshcol, The Valley | Eshean | Eshek | Eshkalon | Eshkalonite


In Bible versions:

brother of Mamre and Aner, Amorites who were allies of Abraham
a valley near Hebron, presumably where Eshcol once lived

bunch of grapes


Strongs #0812: lkva 'Eshkol

Eshcol = "cluster"

1) an area of Hebron, the valley of Eshcol
2) an Amorite, the brother of Mamre, dwelling in Hebron

812 'Eshkol esh-kole'

the same as 811; Eshcol, the name of an Amorite, also of a
valley in Palestine:-Eshcol.
see HEBREW for 0811

Eshcol [EBD]

bunch; brave. (1.) A young Amoritish chief who joined Abraham in the recovery of Lot from the hands of Chedorlaomer (Gen. 14:13, 24).

(2.) A valley in which the spies obtained a fine cluster of grapes (Num. 13:23, 24; "the brook Eshcol," A.V.; "the valley of Eshcol," R.V.), which they took back with them to the camp of Israel as a specimen of the fruits of the Promised Land. On their way back they explored the route which led into the south (the Negeb) by the western edge of the mountains at Telilat el-'Anab, i.e., "grape-mounds", near Beersheba. "In one of these extensive valleys, perhaps in Wady Hanein, where miles of grape-mounds even now meet the eye, they cut the gigantic clusters of grapes, and gathered the pomegranates and figs, to show how goodly was the land which the Lord had promised for their inheritance.", Palmer's Desert of the Exodus.

Eshcol [NAVE]

1. An Amorite, and ally of Abraham, Gen. 14:13, 24.
2. A valley or brook near Hebron, Num. 13:23, 24; 32:9; Deut. 1:24.


(cluster of grapes), brother of Mamre the Amorite and of Aner, and one of Abraham?s companions in his pursuit of the four kings who had carried off Lot. (Genesis 14:13,24) (B.C. 1912.).


ESHCOL (1) - esh'-kol ('eshkol, "cluster"; Eschol): The brother of Mamre and Aner, the Amorite allies of Abraham who took part with him in the pursuit and defeat of Chedorlaomer's forces (Gen 14:13,14). He lived in the neighborhood of Hebron (Gen 13:18), and may have given his name to the valley of Eshcol, which lay a little North of Hebron (Nu 13:23).


ESHCOL (2) - esh'-kol ('eshkol; Pharagx botruos), "a cluster of grapes"): The spies came to Hebron "and they came unto the valley of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes" (Nu 13:23,14; 32:9; Dt 1:24). It was a valley near Hebron rich in vineyards. Fruitful vineyards are still the most characteristic feature of the environs of Hebron, especially on the North. No particular valley can be identified, though popular tradition favors the wide and fertile valley, near the traditional site of "Abraham's oak," a little to the West of the carriage road just before it enters the outskirts of Hebron.

E. W. G. Masterman

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